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Mike Huckabee’s Heartless, Souless Conservatism

  • On: 11/21/2008 11:56:49
  • In: Conservative Movement
  • ALG Editor’s Note: In the following featured blog, John Tabin takes former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to task for attacking libertarians.


    Mike Huckabee’s Heartless, Souless Conservatism

    By John Tabin on 11.17.08 @ 3:36PM

    Well look here, Mike Huckabee has a new book coming out, in which he attempts to turn the tables on people like the Club for Growth who dared to argue that Huckabee is not really a conservative:

    In a chapter titled “Faux-Cons: Worse than Liberalism,” Huckabee identifies what he calls the “real threat” to the Republican Party: “libertarianism masked as conservatism.” He is not so much concerned with the libertarian candidate Ron Paul’s Republican supporters as he is with a strain of mainstream fiscal-conservative thought that demands ideological purity, seeing any tax increase as apostasy and leaving little room for government-driven solutions to people’s problems.

    Ahem.

    If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism… The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.

    Now, I can’t say that I will agree with all the things that the present group who call themselves Libertarians in the sense of a party say… But again, I stand on my statement that I think that libertarianism and conservatism are travelling the same path.

    Good thing we have real conservatives like Mike Huckabee to defend the GOP from the insideous libertarian influence of “Faux-Cons” like Ronald Reagan.


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